Adriano and Lily had a vegetable garden. They grew many types of fruits and vegetables. It was a lot of hard work to maintain, especially since the climate in Misty Creek was often cool and wet. Adriano, who was studying to become a doctor, often did not have the time to work in the garden. And so, every day when Lily came home from her job at the library, she spent time weeding and fertilizing and caring for the plants, through every type of weather.
And every weekend, rain or shine, they took their fresh foods to the local farmers’ market, to sell to the neighbors. That is, until their first son, Michael, was born. Suddenly, the Bastida-Ray Family became busy raising a different type of garden. Soon after Michael’s birth, Lily became pregnant again. Months later, their daughter, Sofia, was born.